News, Media & Events: Utah

Events



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Join us for a series of webinars to learn about the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) and Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Fiscal Year 2023 Notices of Funding Opportunities.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Grant Programs Directorate (GPD) invites all potential NSGP applicants and sub-applicants to participate in one of the upcoming technical assistance webinars regarding the fiscal year (FY) 2024 NSGP. The NSGP is a competitive grant awarded to nonprofit organizations at high risk of a terrorist or other extremist attack for the purposes of facility hardening and other security enhancements.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Grant Programs Directorate (GPD) invites all potential NSGP applicants and sub-applicants to participate in one of the upcoming technical assistance webinars regarding the fiscal year (FY) 2024 NSGP. The NSGP is a competitive grant awarded to nonprofit organizations at high risk of a terrorist or other extremist attack for the purposes of facility hardening and other security enhancements.

Preparedness Tips

Floods happen in Utah not only during spring runoff but can occur year-round. Summer thunderstorms producing heavy rain can result in flash floods while normal rain events over areas affected by wildfire can result in conditions prone to flooding and mudflow for several years. A few inches of water in a 1,000-square foot home could cost more than $10,000 in repairs and replacement of personal possessions and homeowner’s insurance doesn’t cover most floods. Remember it does not take a lot of water to cause a lot of damage. Learn more about protecting your home or business with flood insurance.

Wildfires can also occur any time of year and should no longer be thought of as just a problem in the mountains. The devasting Marshall Fire in Colorado proved both these points in late 2021. Creating defensible space, using ignition resistant construction techniques and taking generally preparedness steps will help keep your family and community safe.

Press Releases and Fact Sheets

FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Utah to supplement recovery efforts in the areas affected by flooding May 1-27, 2023.
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More than $140 million in funding was announced for communities in Region 8 states. The grant awards come from the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities and the Flood Mitigation Assistance programs.
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The Field Leadership Directorate, within the Office of Response and Recovery at FEMA, is searching for experienced disaster management leaders for the launch of a new National Incident Management Assistance Team (IMAT) focused on Homeland Security Incidents. This team will be tasked with responding to incidents that fall outside of the authorities of the Stafford Act but require a coordinated federal or DHS response.
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